Kevin Wilson agrees to new six-year contract extension
Six wins was worth six years at Indiana.
Weeks after he led the program to its first bowl game in eight years, Kevin Wilson signed a new six-year contract extension stay at Indiana through the 2021 season.
The deal, which was announced by the team on Monday, will pay Wilson $15.3 million over the next six years. The $2.55 million in compensation is the most the Hoosiers have ever paid for a coach. It’s more than double the $1.2 million Wilson averaged on his initial contract that he signed in 2010.
With the new agreement, Jim Harbaugh is the only B1G coach under contract for as long as Wilson is.
“This contract reflects our commitment to Kevin, to continuity, and to Indiana University Football,” said IU Athletic Director Fred Glass. “Kevin has done a great job building our program into one that is competitive with the great teams of the Big Ten and the nation. We are confident that he will continue to lead us to sustained success on the field and in the classroom.”
Wilson certainly set some historic marks in his fifth season in Bloomington. Not only did the program make its first bowl game in eight years, it also delivered its most prolific offensive season in school history. Wilson also led the Hoosiers to their third straight Old Oaken Bucket Game victory, which hadn’t happened since 1947.
In Wilson’s five years in Bloomington, the program set 47 new school records. IU became the first team to lead the conference in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense since Ohio State in 1995.
Indiana won its final two games for the first time since 2001, and it also won its final two road games for the first time since 1982.
Wilson will look to lead the Hoosiers to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1991, which was also the last time they won a postseason game.